O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 19, 2008 - Fiction - 400 pages
An annual collection of the twenty best contemporary short stories selected by series editor Laura Furman from hundreds of literary magazines, The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 is studded with extraordinary settings and characters: a teenager in survivalist Alaska, the seed keeper of a doomed Chinese village, a young woman trying to save her life in a Ukrainian internet café. Also included are the winning writers' comments on what inspired them, a short essay from each of the three eminent jurors, and an extensive resource list of literary magazines.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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THE O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES 2008User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The latest edition of this storied anthology covers the gamut of contemporary issues and universal human preoccupations from a multinational point of view.Like prior volumes, this collection includes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - staram - LibraryThing
I truly wanted to like this book, but I just can't. This edition of the O. Henry prize stories only affirms to me that literature is subjective: what is revered by some, is trash to others. If you ... Read full review